Trail of The Unexpected: Ghosts in Newport

'A hooded figure whisks down an alley'

McIntosh steals Leeds' thunder

Rotherham United 1 - Leeds United 0

Stand-in Walder guides Falcons through the rain

Newport-Gwent Dragons 6 - Newcastle 10

Salmonella cases blamed on lettuce from takeaway outlets

A massive surge in the number of cases of food poisoning caused by a rare strain of bacteria has been linked to lettuce leaves, experts warned yesterday. More than 350 cases of food poisoning caused by the relatively uncommon strain of bacteria Salmonella Newport have been reported since September.

Watkins stakes international claim

Llanelli Scarlets 37 - Edinburgh 16

Anderson learns hard early lesson

Cardiff Blues 18 - Newport-Gwent Dragons 8

Hot Spot: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Cheaper than Cowes, and bursting with 'old-fashioned Englishness', the second-home set is catching on to the charms of this balmy seaside resort, says Robert Liebman

Rusedski finds mental power in US build-up

Greg Rusedski produced a brave display to edge past Thomas Johansson in three sets in the first round of the RCA Championship in Indianapolis on Monday.

British-based pair boost South Africa

The Newport full-back Percy Montgomery and the Leicester fly-half Jaco van der Westhuyzen have confirmed to the South African Rugby Football Union that they are available for Springbok selection.

Gwent down Ulster to take over at top

Newport-Gwent Dragons 27 Ulster 19

Blair admits public must pay more for better public services

Consultation exercise to spark debate about funding new programmes

Blair shrugs off health scare

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness